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The Most Romantic Nights…

July 13, 2018

A few years ago, my cousin got married at our family house in France.    The house was brimming over with women preparing for the big weekend, and there was so much chatter about manicures and hair appointment times, I could tell that my (new) husband was hitting his limit (bored senseless, and he has a very high tolerance!).    I quickly and quietly extracted him for a mind-clearing drive.   Naturally, we ended up at the beach.   It was a windy beautiful June day, perfect for a swim.   Because we had rushed out, we didn’t have any of our beach things — suits, towels, etc.   We ended up buying cheap bathing suits at the nearest stand, and then we splurged and rented a jet ski.    We spent an hour tossing and turning in the Bay of St. Tropez and re-emerged refreshed, sated and happy to have had this private moment together, doing something fun and spontaneous.    Whenever Will wears those swim trunks, I am happily reminded of that afternoon.    All this is to say that sometimes the most romantic things are best unplanned, at least for us.   And this little car rental ended up being a lovely follow up, just the two of us…

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The sun sets so late in France, our little one has often gone to bed well beforehand.    With enough support at home, Will and I were able to sneak off once again, this time for a romantic picnic nearby.    Funny how taking a quick moment to really set it up, pillows and all, made it all the more special for us.    The cherries and nectarines are bursting, sweet and juicy and were the perfect match to the buttery soft cheese and ice cold rosé.   And, it’s hard to feel anything but happy when you are bathed in beautiful, golden light with your love.

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I have been trying to figure out how to recreate this at home and am open to any recommendations.     I think in Charleston, it would probably involve biking to a nearby park (when it cools off a bit).    I’m looking forward to more time in the Northeast as we love watching the sunset from the dock or beach.

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  • Reply Faith July 13, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I know I say this all the time but your posts are sooo dreamy to me. I just feel like I’m there and often want to jump right through the screen. Just beautiful … every single image!

  • Reply Leanne July 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Taking time to put things together (yourself, a basket of good foods, and lovely glasses) makes such a difference to a seemingly mundane event. All of this is gorgeous and so inspiring.

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo July 19, 2018 at 8:15 am

      It really does. It’s so easy to slack off when it’s just the two of you, and it’s the time to really rev it up I think 🙂 XX

  • Reply Marys July 13, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Lovely photos and a beautiful memory to match. We take mountain weekends in Highlands, North Carolina to get away from the hot city. Take a wine & cheese on a hike to watch the sunset or just sit in a meadow by a lake with a cold beer in the late afternoon. It’s heaven.

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo July 16, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      That sounds absolutely Lovely!!!!

  • Reply Sam July 14, 2018 at 1:59 am

    What a beautiful setting for a picnic! That lighting is breathtaking!

    xo Sam

  • Reply Jen Kessler July 16, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    ahh gorgeous! i always say one of my very favorite memories and most exciting times was when my now husband and i decided spur of the moment to drive down to San Francisco from Seattle for the weekend. it was exhilarating and im thinking we need to somehow recreate that again!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo July 19, 2018 at 8:14 am

      Love spontaneity! Sure you will find a way — what fun!!!! XX

  • Reply Inna Pishtoy August 15, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Awww this is amazing! I would love to do this with my husband some day!

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